I received an unexpected Valentine card from a friend that I haven't seen in 4 years. Years ago she lived near me, and then moved to another state.
In her card she wrote this and I've taken a lot out to just give you the thought,
"Even though there was ten years difference in our ages (she was older) it never seemed like it. You taught me so many things...and one of them was that days like Valentine's Day are not just for lovers, but are an opportunity for expressing love to the special people in our lives..."
Funny thing, I don't remember "teaching" her anything! I wasn't trying to "teach" her. We were just friends. But isn't that what love is anyway? Just treating the other person the way you would want them to treat you!
I want to do so much more for the people I love, but sometimes circumstances prevent elaborate gifts or other thoughtful remembrances. However, I can choose to be kind and forgiving. I can choose to try to see the other person through the circumstances in which they are living.
The Old Testament Psalm chapter 107 verses 15 and 16 says this, "Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron."
That's WAY more than a kiss and a bouquet of roses! Though I do not minimize in anyway the thrill those expressions of love may bring. However I will have to admit that I've not broken down bronze gates or cut through iron for anyone, though it might be fun to try!
I will never have enough love or kindness or caring, but I want too!
It is never too late!